Durian Rider Raw Vegan Secrets : 80 10 10 Diet, Supplements and 30 Bananas a Day

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Durian Rider’s Athletic Success Strategies – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyFdGLo3PfI

In this informative video, Durian Rider shares his success secrets for thriving on a low fat raw vegan diet, discusses whether we need supplements and how to succeed on the 80:10:10 diet.

Durian Rider is the self proclaimed Police and Whistle Blower of the natural Raw Vegan Health food community often rocking the boat with his blogs and videos. His website 30 Bananas a day has become the # 1 most popular social media Raw Food site on the internet sharing the teachings and philosophies of Dr. Doug Graham’s 80 10 10 diet. Harley “Durian Rider” Johnstone is raw vegan fruit eating low fat athlete and lifestyle mentor.

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24 thoughts on “Durian Rider Raw Vegan Secrets : 80 10 10 Diet, Supplements and 30 Bananas a Day

  1. @sclaysdharma I don’t take b-12 but would if I needed to. Maybe all the
    meat-eaters should lay off the b-12 to since they get it in their diet
    right?? But that’s not the case is it? So once again you show your
    ignorance(this time about b-12).

  2. @82Bdog Wow!, quite an ugly person aren’t you? First calling me
    irresponsible and now ignorant. I guess thats it for me. Its kind of hard
    for me to communicate with you on that level.

  3. @Mekelsior so how do they tell if you are not absorbing b12 as opposed to
    deficient? Is it still a problem for you on a Vegan diet?

  4. @lemsip see my 3 videos i did with dr alan goldhammer as he is in line with
    your thinking. best is to do hat works for you and each of us is different
    and we all live in different regions of the world.

  5. “Knowledge is power, right?”…”Idk if it’s true or if it’s something to
    really worry about” …sounds like knowledge/power to me LOL Sigh, back to
    brutally raping your mom and girl again. You’ll be tasting my nuts from
    your girl’s mouth pretty soon bitch nigga, thats the only “fag” shit going
    on lil ass bitch nigga.

  6. maybe its more about what you can digest and absorb, can the human body
    even digest 30 bananas a day, and when one is unhealthy thier organs might
    need cleansing prior to ingesting something that can when it is not fully
    digested ferment and create low grade alcohol, so i would not worry about
    stuffing my face but i would think more about cleaning up the inner terrain
    prior to taking into the body massive doses of say huge hybridized bananas
    which are not healthy in my opinion…

  7. I have some advice for you. Don’t creep into Veganism slowly. With the
    80/10/10 thing yeah,slowly would be fine, if you’re already Vegan. But with
    Veganism in general, it’s much better to do your research in about a week
    to a month (I advocate as quickly as possible) and focus on how to cover
    all your nutritional bases with a 100% plant-based diet. But once you know
    what you need to eat, jump in with both feet. You should get off the animal
    protein as fast as you can. Eating animals is toxic.

  8. You were so much more “on earth” then Harley!!! You were way less
    aggressive then…for heaven’s sake quit refined sugar..Take care

  9. EX -VEGAN share her experience :
    Things have changed in my life recently, and I want to share what’s going
    But first, it is important that I say I’m reporting this based on my own
    experiences. What follows is not a prescription for you. You’re on your own
    journey and I respect that. Please, do what you want for yourself. I’m
    sharing this because I feel it’s important, and so much has changed.
    The big news: My family is no longer eating a vegan diet.
    As many of my readers know from my blog and books, I’ve been a hardcore,
    ethical vegan (some might even say militant) for almost a decade. To sum it
    up… well, there’s really no summing it up. The transformation has been too
    consuming and complex. But I’ll try…
    My head has gone through so much thinking, researching, meditating,
    analyzing, soul searching, and emotion over the past four months that I
    can’t cover everything here in one post. Consider this the first of many
    posts as I continue this evolution. I’m still in the “researching” and
    “experimental” phases, and I hadn’t actually planned on attempting to tell
    this story until I was farther along. But I began to realize that A) people
    might want or need to know, and B), if I had waited too long, I would have
    forgotten some of the details. Perhaps by jumping into the story
    mid-stream and sharing now, it will help me share more of it in better
    For starters, we still eat some vegan meals, but we don’t eat vegan at
    every meal.
    It’s worth repeating: We are all different in how we respond to foods and
    what we want for our families. Food is a weirdly emotional subject for
    people and it’s hard to say anything about the subject that won’t ruffle
    somebody’s feathers… times a million when it comes to veganism vs.
    omnivorism. I don’t claim to have all the answers even for myself, and I
    can’t recommend what you should do for you or your family. All I can do is
    share what we went through, the changes we’ve made, the thinking behind it,
    and the results we’ve experienced.
    So, why the change? It all started with our toddler, Kamea. I began having
    doubts about our vegan diet when she became strangely sick in the early
    fall. Wait. Back up… actually, when I think about it. I’d been dreaming of
    eggs for about three years. I ignored them though. Then, Kamea had a
    strange illness of sporadic vomiting, having trouble walking for a couple
    of days, and overall I was feeling instinctively like perhaps being vegan
    was not right for her. She consumed plenty of breastmilk over the years,
    thankfully, but her solids were nothing that made me feel like she was
    getting all she needed. Too often I was stressed about her diet. (I later
    became convinced that my maternal instincts had been correct.) That began
    the research. That, and I kept hearing and thinking about the word
    “balance.” That word kept popping up in my mind and what always followed it
    was the thought that my vegan diet was anything but balanced, because
    simply… a vegan diet is not balanced. It’s on the far end of the dietary
    So, it started with dreams of eggs, then raising Kamea during these
    critical developmental periods (particularly neurological development),
    that got me thinking about things. And then there’s the fact that I wasn’t
    without my own health issues. Me? Health issues? Now that I look back at it
    with the clarity of hindsight, yes. The problem was that I wasn’t making
    the diet connection. I figured it was “something else.” I had thought I was
    eating and living the ideal lifestyle so, despite making constant tweaks
    and adjustments (superfoods, fancy juicers, superherbs, tonic herbs,
    prepping foods various ways to optimize nutrients, following rules for
    combining or not combining certain foods like having vitamin c with iron
    rich plants – just to name a few), never in a million years would I have
    entertained the idea of making such a radical change. But, that’s exactly
    what happened.
    As this journey started, I found myself asking questions like…
    Are there cultures around the world who eat exclusively vegan and, if so,
    have they done so for multiple generations?
    What nutrients are omnivores easily getting that vegans are trying, with
    much effort, to get with supplements?
    Are there nutrients where supplements aren’t enough?
    If we get enough of certain nutrients from supplements, are they ever still
    inadequate for some reason or less than ideal?
    Does supplementing overlook essential co-factors that are known to science?
    What about the ones that aren’t yet known? (Seems like, every week, they
    discover more complex linkages between nutrients that are consumed
    Under what dietary circumstances did humans evolve and what does that say
    about my vegan diet?
    How have things changed since I went vegan almost a decade ago with respect
    to plant based foods?
    What vegan-promoting studies and experts was I relying on for information?
    Are they unbiased? Are they cherry-picking studies that support their
    philosophy while ignoring those that don’t?
    What is the current state of animal agriculture? Has it changed since my
    first days of eating a vegan diet?
    These are just a handful of the hundreds of questions that would run
    through my head almost every day. I couldn’t help but ponder such issues,
    and time and again, I was moved by many of the answers I was opening my
    eyes to see. Truthfully, my world was about to get seriously rocked. Turned
    upside down. What started as a troubling little nag in my mind started
    peeling layers back until I was in nothing short of a full-scale identity
    crisis… what if I’ve been wrong… ALL THESE YEARS? Even worse, what if I’ve
    harmed my child? I can assure you, these are issues that nobody wants to
    face, but I owed it to myself and to my family to seek out the best
    available information — regardless of the source — that was available
    anywhere to be found.
    “Meat-curious vegan” seeks answers.
    The first thing I discovered was, wow, there are a lot of us. Since
    switching back to an omnivore diet, I’ve learned there are legions of
    people with nearly identical stories to tell, including more than a few
    esteemed nutrition and health experts. The common thread: We were vegan,
    some quite smugly, thinking it was the human ideal of a smart-n-healthy
    diet, but then, only after several years, started to experience health
    problems, and then switched back to omnivore, and the health problems
    disappeared. That is a pattern that I heard over and over. But there was an
    interesting second pattern…
    What we also have in common — made somewhat easy no doubt due to having
    adapted to a strict (vegan) diet for many years — are the strict kinds of
    omnivore foods we eat now vs what we were eating pre-vegan. I’m speaking
    about high quality. Even more so for former raw fooders, whose restrictions
    (such as avoiding grains) make some vegans’ diets look like junk food. So
    the strange irony is that hard-core vegans and raw fooders actually have
    more in common with, say, a hard-core paleo diet than the population at
    large. In short, we’re all accustomed to reading labels, grilling
    restaurant staff, ordering hard-to-find ingredients online, preparing food
    ourselves to ensure its purity, and eating plenty of vegetables.
    For those of you who don’t know, I originally went vegan for ethical
    reasons. With health benefits an added big bonus for this nutrient-minded
    gal, the vegan diet seemed like a no-brainer. I remember over the years
    when people would go vegan and then stop because they didn’t feel well on
    it, I used to think to myself, “Well, they’re simply not doing it right.”
    Some people complained of lack of libido, lack of iron, lack of energy,
    etc. I now realize, quite humbled, that many of those problems may have
    been valid, even if they were doing a vegan diet “right.” Perhaps it took
    longer for the vegan diet to take a toll on my health than others. More
    likely I just couldn’t admit it to myself because my beliefs were so
    strong, constantly reaffirmed by my full-time immersion in the
    understandably self-reinforcing vegan culture (minorities do need to stick
    together and support each other, so this culture is understandable).
    But after taking a careful look at Kamea’s vegan diet and what a growing
    child needs, and starting to recognize some cracks in our own adult vegan
    diet, I started to feel differently about it all. I’m now confident that
    these cracks started some years ago, but I wasn’t seeing a possible dietary
    connection. But then added on top of these deficiencies came pregnancy and
    breastfeeding — which is depleting on any mom — and the cracks became
    gorges that were impossible to ignore. But I tried to, or I tried to
    explain them away. I rationalized that maybe I was sleep deprived and
    messed up hormonally from breastfeeding. But, seeing Kamea on a vegan diet
    pointed out things I hadn’t previously thought about (and I’m convinced
    MommaBear instinct is quite a bit more powerful than cognitive dissonance
    and confirmation bias). I started looking to the future when Kamea would
    wean and I wondered if her vegan diet would be nutritionally adequate. My
    mind started to spin and I was questioning all of my previous assumptions,
    and at the same time I was getting more and more frustrated (and quite
    distraught) from having been vegan so long and wondering what implications
    that had for my family. I personally concluded that I was not willing to
    experiment with my child’s or family’s health.
    What were my specific health issues from being a vegan so long?
    Fertility. Well, you all know we struggled with fertility. It’s still a big
    “what if,” but I feel in my core that we were not nourished enough to
    conceive on our own. I now know that, despite superfoods and supplements up
    the wazoo, we lacked some essential fertility-supporting nutrients… stuff
    you just can’t get in a pill or any bizarre exotic mix of daily goji
    berries and maca. I could go on at length about just this one issue, but it
    deserves an entire post which perhaps I’ll write at some point, with all
    the gory technical details.
    Skin issues. Over the years, sometimes I had an amazing glow, especially in
    the beginning of being vegan and raw. But as the years passed, time and
    pregnancy took their toll, and with extended breastfeeding… well, my skin
    started to suffer. I had some horrible breakouts that lasted long and
    didn’t heal quickly. I started to notice that I had pale, grayish looking
    skin, and dark circles under my eyes. Of course, I’m a mama to a toddler
    and constantly sleep deprived so I thought this must all be par for the
    motherhood course. But then there was the rash I had on my finger since
    before I was pregnant with Kamea. It would get irritated (and frighteningly
    worse) with water and too much dish washing, and it would itch, get red,
    etc. It would come and go, but mostly come for over three years. I kept
    hearing in my mind what my mom always said, “Your skin manifests problems
    happening within.” So, I wondered. My diet is awesome, right? Why do I have
    this rash? Surely my insides are glowing and beautiful. This rash couldn’t
    mean anything about my food choices. Well, I now have some ideas as to why
    my vegan diet resulted in skin problems.
    My teeth. Since pregnancy and through breastfeeding I’ve had two teeth
    break plus some other issues. Again, I didn’t think anything of it because
    I thought my diet was pretty perfect; in hindsight, I was missing important
    My butt was sagging. I’m 36 years old and, despite regular exercise, my
    butt was starting to sag. I was embarrassed. I started looking at pictures
    of when I was younger, maybe 8 years ago and I had a full face, olive skin,
    and although I was younger back then, I certainly didn’t anticipate a
    freakin’ saggy soft ass at the tender age of only 36! Oh, and the skin on
    my knees was sagging. I was like, “Seriously? My knees?… WTF, am I suddenly
    80?” Overall, I was looking way too old for my age. I kept wondering how
    that was possible when my family history didn’t support that (both sides
    aged with good skin), plus, HELLO(!), I was eating such an antioxidant-rich
    vegan diet… so what was wrong with me?
    Nausea. And, the bloating. I can’t tell you how many times I complained to
    Greg about feeling nauseous after eating or saying “I feel so fat” from the
    bloat I had even though I was only weighing 117. Again, I never dreamed it
    was my diet. In hindsight, I wonder if being a long term vegan contributed
    to low stomach acid which could explain these things. Or, perhaps it was
    the vegan food such as grains and legumes, which can be hard to digest.
    Lastly, my cupboard was becoming a pharmacy of supplements as I tried to
    keep my family’s intake of nutrients balanced, but which probably was even
    more unbalanced as I took many supplements in isolation. I became
    increasingly leery of this because I knew intuitively that the best
    nutrients are found in real whole foods… not isolated in supplements. Not
    to mention, it had become a monthly line item on the household budget
    comparable to a car payment.
    Clearly, something wasn’t right.
    There was a lot going on that I didn’t realize … until I opened my mind to
    the possibility that something was not right in my diet. Humbled, but
    nevertheless intrigued, I pushed on. (At least as a non-vegan, I can now
    eat crow! Ar ar ar.)
    At first, it seemed more than just a little weird to end the vegan chapter
    of my life… as I said, it was more like an identity crisis. These labels
    carry so much meaning and weight with them. Fortunately, now just a few
    months later, it actually doesn’t seem like a big deal. At some point, a
    switch in my brain just flipped, and that was that. It was about my
    family’s health, not a philosophical crusade. It boils down to the fact
    that my family was missing nutrients, and now we’re not.
    Some Specifics
    Here are a few things that concerned me about our vegan diet, but I didn’t
    realize it until a few months ago:
    Nuts and seed oils (as well as grains) can be high sources of omega six
    fatty acids, which can be a problem especially when my diet wasn’t a strong
    source of omega three fatty acids in spite of my consumption of hemp, chia,
    and supplements. For example, eating a vegan burrito (or even a
    sans-tortilla “bowl”) at Chipotle was not a great choice like I had thought
    it was. There is refined soybean oil in about everything Chipotle makes.
    And, don’t get me started on the tortilla (see number 3 below). Another
    example: Eating loads of nut-filled raw brownies was not great either. I’m
    not saying raw chocolate brownies are completely bad, but in hindsight,
    it’s not as innocent as I once believed, especially when scarfing down
    several at a time or if I was eating all raw all the time. I realize that a
    lot of people eating “exclusively raw” might not have the issue of
    inflammatory omega six refined oils, but most people aren’t exclusively
    raw. And, even if you are raw, there’s a lot of omega six fatty acids in a
    raw diet while lacking quality omega three fatty acids to balance it out.
    As I was not usually all raw, once I started looking closer at the vegan
    foods I was eating, I was pretty shocked at what I found.
    Drinking all of those protein shakes because I craved protein. I became
    curious as to why I was even craving protein, not to mention the possible
    consequences of consuming a powdered and concentrated food like that with
    warnings of metal contaminants, etc. A protein shake here and there, no
    biggie, but to have it much more often than that because we were trying to
    add protein to our diet is another deal altogether. (Why did it take me so
    long to realize this???)
    Um, gluten is the devil. ‘Nuff said.
    Retinol is important for so much including pregnancy, fertility,
    breastfeeding. And beta-carotene will not cut it – at least not for my
    family. (This one alone probably pisses me off the most because retinol is
    only in animal foods. You never hear vegans warn about it like they do B12,
    and who knows the problems I caused my family by avoiding it.)
    Iodine and my lack of it from not eating fish (and mostly gagging at sea
    veggies) was not good. And on top of that… consuming massive quantities of
    crucifers (daily juicing, anyone?) might have negatively affected my
    thyroid, which could alter many things including fertility. Honestly, I
    knew crucifers could be problems for people with thyroid issues but I
    presumed my thyroid was in top shape. Who knows what potential damage I was
    doing to my thyroid gorging on so many green juices, green smoothies, green
    powders, and kale salads, and not balancing it with enough iodine-rich
    Important nutrients were missing (fat soluble nutrients, choline, etc), and
    supplements weren’t cutting it. I sure tried though. I’ve learned a lot
    over the months regarding the importance of fat soluble vitamins, the
    source of them, the absurdly complex ways that they interplay with each
    other for optimal health, how they are important for other nutrients that
    aren’t fat soluble, and — bottom line — how much easier and better it is to
    get them from foods instead of trying to add them through isolation in my
    diet. At the risk of flogging myself too much for one blog post, I just
    can’t believe I didn’t consider this stuff before.
    Cholesterol is not the devil. This alone flipped my worldview upside down
    when we learned more about cholesterol. Do you know I had a cholesterol
    reading once a few years ago that was 95?! And, to think I bragged about
    that. I’m ashamed of that now.
    Soy, always a bit iffy, now seriously scares the crap out of me, no matter
    what form.
    I questioned the amount of grains and legumes we had in our diet and how it
    contributed to our problems. Not only are they an inferior source of
    nutrients (especially for a growing child like Kamea), but they increase
    the overall sugar load in the body and I was eating a lot as a result of
    increased hunger due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, being active, and
    basically not being nourished. (The degree to which legumes are problematic
    for human digestion continues to be hotly debated and researched as you
    read this.)
    How did I make the transition?
    At first I was learning about vegan foods that might not be that great for
    you, such as wheat and gluten. Then I learned how grains and legumes in
    general are just not so good. Now, as a raw fooder, I was already aware of
    many of grains’ problems. But the problem is that if I’m not eating
    anything from animals, and then I decide to cut back on nuts due to their
    poor fatty acid profile, and fruit has too much sugar to be a large part of
    my diet … pretty soon I start running out of things to eat. Then, add
    breastfeeding to the daily caloric requirements, and my weight started to
    drop precipitously. I had to get more calories, so I had started consuming
    more grains and legumes despite their disadvantages. But once I learned
    more about why they’re bad and started revisiting my options, the whole
    equation changed, because it became much easier to get high quality
    calories from animal products.
    So I began by eliminating grains and legumes from our diet. It’s been 4
    months since I’ve had either and I don’t miss them a bit. I am committed to
    a 85/15 flexibility rule where I don’t freak about a meal here and there
    that might have grains or legumes (hold the gluten though), but I’ve not
    felt the need to implement that much “cheating” yet.
    We eliminated all soy. We reduced carbs overall (including cutting down on
    fruit) because I think we were eating too many. When you take out all of
    those aforementioned foods, that takes out a lot of food. Then, as I
    learned more and more the importance of nutrients we were missing or not
    getting enough of, or not getting them in an easily assimilable form, I was
    drawn to foods for those missing key players. Enter: high quality animal
    foods. So, it was a process of cutting out certain low-quality vegan foods
    and then adding in certain high-quality animal foods. It was a process and
    it didn’t all happen overnight. I plan to detail the specifics in a future
    blog post.
    What about my hardcore ethics? Once I had committed to making a change for
    my family’s health, I was afraid I’d enter omnivore-land begrudgingly,
    crestfallen, and with a heavy heart. And at times it felt completely
    foreign. Yet my old distant memories made the idea of eating certain foods
    familiar at the same time; after all, I was an omnivore for decades before
    going vegan. Additionally, I actually, naturally, started seeing my food
    differently. I considered evolution, my ancestry, biochemistry, health, how
    animals are raised and processed, and the ecological web of life on earth.
    Above, I listed a lot of health challenges I experienced while being vegan
    for so long. So, what happened when we introduced animal products?
    Night and day is what happened.
    My skin, almost literally, changed overnight. I haven’t broken out in four
    months. My face filled out. My skin tone changed and I have more of my
    natural olive tone color to it. I look in the mirror and I see my former
    self. Oh, and the pesky rash I had on my finger? Gone. As if I never had
    it, not matter how often it gets wet from doing dishes.
    My digestion changed practically overnight as well. I no longer get bloated
    or nauseous after eating. And, I never feel fat (and you should see all the
    fat I eat now – whoa).
    My body composition is changing and it looks so much better. My ass isn’t
    sagging anymore, thank god!
    I feel more nourished now but I’m still healing from being depleted for so
    long. Hopefully we’ll conceive naturally this time around. That’d be
    awesome. Speaking of… my monthly cycle changed instantly! If that’s not
    proof that something is going on with one’s endocrine system, then I don’t
    know what is.
    Kamea has done super terrific, too. Whew, this mama is finally at ease.
    When eating an all vegan diet (aside from breastfeeding), keep in mind that
    there is little margin for error, not just with nutrients, but plain old
    calories. If her appetite wasn’t strong, she wasn’t getting enough
    calories. If she was finicky, she wasn’t eating enough, or it would
    pressure me to feed her lower quality foods I knew she’d eat, like the
    tortilla on my Chipotle burrito or extra nuts, just to make sure she got
    enough calories. Or there was the issue that many vegan foods are high in
    fiber so her belly filled up before she could get adequate calories. Or the
    fact that I had so many rules to follow regarding where to get certain
    nutrients in the plant world, like pumpkin seeds for zinc, and so she
    filled up on those and there wasn’t much appetite for other important
    foods. I faced constant hand-wringing daily dilemmas… all gone now. Her
    appetite went up, her caloric intake went up, her nutrients went up, and
    she started gaining weight at a healthier rate. I went from being a
    constant ball of stress about her eating enough to feeling totally relaxed
    and relieved knowing she was getting everything she needs, especially as
    she started to ween. This stress was taking its toll on me, emotionally,
    and affecting my sleep… all things that are terrible for health. All of
    these are much better now, secondary effects of the dietary change. It’s
    like I’m living a new life relatively void of anxiety compared to how
    things were before. I only wish I had done it sooner.
    All of these changes happened immediately and it was proof for me that we
    were going in the right direction.
    It’s true that there were many times I felt great as a vegan, especially in
    the beginning years. Perhaps there was a cleansing element to it; or
    perhaps it was mind-over-matter, a placebo, because I was on a serious
    animal ethics mission so I didn’t think my issues were food related. I am
    only now recognizing this for what it was. I now suspect I was in a
    constant state of denial because I thought I was doing the best one could

  10. Early humans probably got b12 from drinking algea contained in their water.
    when meat wasn’t available they still got it from drinking.

  11. Thinking of following 80-10-10… Bit worried. Steve Jobs was on a
    fruitarian diet and died of pancreatic cancer. Ashton Kutcher adapted this
    diet for a month and ended up in hospital… Can anyone reassure me?

  12. I use to eat a banana every day then stopped because it seem to be making
    me bigger but I learned it wasn’t bananas It was other things I was eating.

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